19 Jul 2007 Selling Stock Relaunched
New owners MediaPost have relaunched Jim Pickerell’s Selling Stock, the subscription-based stock photo industry news service. The site features a new platform, new design and a new address at selling-stock.com. However, it retains all the articles published since its launch over 12 years ago.
Jim has an impressive CV showcasing his career as a professional photographer, published author, teacher, speaker, entrepreneur, consultant and industry analyst. He continues to earn revenue from his photographs in the macrostock market, from the books he has published and from Stock Connection, the image agency he created in 1993. His qualifications to comment on the industry are difficult to challenge.
Jim remains the editor of Selling Stock and will continue contributing commentary and analytical articles.
He is joined by a new managing editor, New York-based writer and designer Julia Dudnik Stern. Julia’s work has been published by a number of print and online creative magazines, including Desktop, HOW and Scene360. She previously edited Visual Arts Trends, a design and photography publication published through 2003. With her partner and husband, Julia also runs Suazion, a strategy, editorial and design consultancy specialising in working with non-profit and aid organisations.
Julia has been writing for Selling Stock since May, creating the majority of recent articles.
Although Selling Stock is a paid service, some of its articles have been syndicated on the Internet. Most recent microstock-related pieces include: Jim’s Shooting Corn, where he discusses current photo production costs with Serban Enache, CEO of Dreamstime; and Julia’s Micro Segment Grows at Macro Pace and SnapVillage: Did Corbis Build a Better Mouse Trap? Microstock-related news and commentary compose a large part of Selling Stock’s coverage, reflecting the contribution of microstock agencies to the stock photo industry.
Selling Stock is now published daily, with subscribers notified of new stories by an email newsletter. The subscription cost is $150 annually, and distribution licenses are also available. With new owners, further changes to the previous Selling Stock format are certainly possible.